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Section edited by Lucia Altucci, James Davie, Eamonn Maher, Adele Murrell, Trygve O Tollefsbol and Bryan Turner
This section welcomes articles from any discipline of clinical epigenetics not covered by the other journal sections.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Posttranslational modification of histone tails such as histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation (H3K27ac) is tightly coupled to epigenetic regulation of gene expression. To explore whether this is involved in placenta...

    Authors: N. D. Paauw, A. T. Lely, J. A. Joles, A. Franx, P. G. Nikkels, M. Mokry and B. B. van Rijn

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:85

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  2. Content type: Research

    Many genome- and epigenome-wide association studies (GWAS and EWAS) and studies of promoter methylation of candidate genes for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have demonstrated significant associations betwee...

    Authors: Marija Klasić, Dora Markulin, Aleksandar Vojta, Ivana Samaržija, Ivan Biruš, Paula Dobrinić, Nicholas T. Ventham, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Mirna Šimurina, Jerko Štambuk, Genadij Razdorov, Nicholas A. Kennedy, Jack Satsangi, Ana M. Dias, Salome Pinho, Vito Annese…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:75

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Mislabeled, contaminated or poorly performing samples can threaten power in methylation microarray analyses or even result in spurious associations. We describe a set of quality checks for the popular Illumina...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Heiss and Allan C. Just

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:73

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  4. Content type: Research

    Claes-Jensen syndrome is an X-linked inherited intellectual disability caused by mutations in the KDM5C gene. Kdm5c is a histone lysine demethylase involved in histone modifications and chromatin remodeling. Male...

    Authors: Laila C. Schenkel, Erfan Aref-Eshghi, Cindy Skinner, Peter Ainsworth, Hanxin Lin, Guillaume Paré, David I. Rodenhiser, Charles Schwartz and Bekim Sadikovic

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:21

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    DNA methylation is a dynamic epigenetic mechanism. Researchers aiming to assess archived DNA samples are expressing concern about the effect of technical factors on methylation, as this may confound results. W...

    Authors: Kira Groen, Rodney A. Lea, Vicki E. Maltby, Rodney J. Scott and Jeannette Lechner-Scott

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:22

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  6. Content type: Review

    Our current view of DNA methylation processes is strongly moving: First, even if it was generally admitted that DNMT3A and DNMT3B are associated with de novo methylation and DNMT1 is associated with inheritanc...

    Authors: Eric Hervouet, Paul Peixoto, Régis Delage-Mourroux, Michaël Boyer-Guittaut and Pierre-François Cartron

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    Lung function is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality, with accelerated lung function decline reported to have immense consequences for the world’s healthcare systems. The lung function decline ac...

    Authors: Anneli C. S. Bolund, Anna Starnawska, Martin R. Miller, Vivi Schlünssen, Vibeke Backer, Anders D. Børglum, Kaare Christensen, Qihua Tan, Lene Christiansen and Torben Sigsgaard

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:132

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  8. Content type: Research

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in circulation have emerged as promising biomarkers. In this study, we aimed to identify a circulating miRNA signature for osteoarthritis (OA) patients and in combination with bioinformatics...

    Authors: E. Ntoumou, M. Tzetis, M. Braoudaki, G. Lambrou, M. Poulou, K. Malizos, N. Stefanou, L. Anastasopoulou and A. Tsezou

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:127

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  9. Content type: Research

    Occult hepatitis B virus infection (OBI) is an important risk factor of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Type 1 interferon (IFN) signaling-related miRNAs were significantly associated with hepatit...

    Authors: Yiying Wang, Peifu Zhu, Jing Qiu, Jie Wang, Huijuan Zhu, Yinwei Zhu, Lige Zhang, Jie Zhu, Xingxiang Liu and Chen Dong

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:101

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  10. Content type: Research

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal lung disorder of unknown origin with a highly variable and unpredictable clinical course. Polymorphisms and environmentally induced epigenetic variat...

    Authors: J. Guiot, I. Struman, V. Chavez, M. Henket, M. Herzog, K. Scoubeau, N. Hardat, B. Bondue, JL. Corhay, C. Moermans and R. Louis

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:84

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  11. Content type: Research

    Lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) is a key regulator of the androgen (AR) and estrogen receptors (ER), and LSD1 levels correlate with tumor aggressiveness. Here, we demonstrate that LSD1 regulates vitamin ...

    Authors: Sebastiano Battaglia, Ellen Karasik, Bryan Gillard, Jennifer Williams, Trisha Winchester, Michael T. Moser, Dominic J Smiraglia and Barbara A. Foster

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:82

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  12. Content type: Research

    Accumulating evidence suggests that tobacco smoking affects the susceptibility to and severity of chronic periodontitis. Epigenetics may explain the role of smoking in the development and progress of periodont...

    Authors: Young-Dan Cho, Pil-Jong Kim, Hong-Gee Kim, Yang-Jo Seol, Yong-Moo Lee, Young Ku, In-Chul Rhyu and Hyun-Mo Ryoo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:81

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  13. Content type: Research

    Frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) is increasingly available for the improvement of the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies other than fresh embryo transfer (ET). There have been numerous findi...

    Authors: Hitoshi Hiura, Hiromitsu Hattori, Norio Kobayashi, Hiroaki Okae, Hatsune Chiba, Naoko Miyauchi, Akane Kitamura, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Hiroaki Yoshida and Takahiro Arima

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:79

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  14. Content type: Research

    Goblet cell metaplasia, a common feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is associated with mucus hypersecretion which contributes to the morbidity and mortality among patients. Transcription ...

    Authors: J. Song, I. H. Heijink, L. E. M. Kistemaker, M. Reinders-Luinge, W. Kooistra, J. A. Noordhoek, R. Gosens, C. A. Brandsma, W. Timens, P. S. Hiemstra, M. G. Rots and M. N. Hylkema

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:42

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  15. Content type: Research

    Epigenetics changes have been shown to be affected by cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoke (CS)-mediated DNA methylation can potentially affect several cellular and pathophysiological processes, acute exacerbati...

    Authors: Isaac K. Sundar, Qiangzong Yin, Brian S. Baier, Li Yan, Witold Mazur, Dongmei Li, Martha Susiarjo and Irfan Rahman

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:38

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Determining the role of DNA methylation in various biological processes is dependent on the accurate representation of often highly complex patterns. Accurate representation is dependent on unbiased PCR amplif...

    Authors: Ida L. M. Candiloro, Thomas Mikeska and Alexander Dobrovic

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:31

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  17. Content type: Short report

    DNA methylation is the most studied epigenetic modification due to its role in regulating gene expression, and its involvement in the pathogenesis of cancer and several diseases upon aberrations in methylation...

    Authors: Teresia Kling, Anna Wenger, Stephan Beck and Helena Carén

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    Lung disease progression is variable among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and depends on DNA mutations in the CFTR gene, polymorphic variations in disease modifier genes, and environmental exposure. The contributi...

    Authors: Milena Magalhães, Isabelle Rivals, Mireille Claustres, Jessica Varilh, Mélodie Thomasset, Anne Bergougnoux, Laurent Mely, Sylvie Leroy, Harriet Corvol, Loïc Guillot, Marlène Murris, Emmanuelle Beyne, Davide Caimmi, Isabelle Vachier, Raphaël Chiron and Albertina De Sario

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:19

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  19. Content type: Short report

    A report of the 6th Epigenomics of Common Diseases Conference held at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, on 1–4 November 2016.

    Authors: Euan J. Rodger and Aniruddha Chatterjee

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:5

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